Chelsea don't need Grant

Madness hits Chelsea! They finish runners up in the Premier League and only narrowly lose to Manchester United in the Champions League Final on penalties..... So what do the club do..... sack the manager! Marvellous... Good luck to the new man, he will have to win the Champions League, FA Cup, Premier League, League Cup and the Egg Cup to keep his job....

Avram Grant has been sacked as manager of Chelsea, this being after less than one season in charge. His future at the English Premier League giants has attracted fierce speculation almost from the time he replaced Jose Mourinho eight months ago. Grant was the quietly spoken manager rarely getting excited win or lose, whereas "the special one" Jose was the opposite type of character, full of emotion, expression and winding up the press.

So what type of manger are they looking for now? The names in the frame to succeed the Israeli include Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini, Russia's Dutch boss Guus Hiddink, Barcelona's Frank Rijkaard and Ken Dodd of Knotty Ash. My favourite being the latter!

Despite the constant questioning over his position, Grant, a close friend of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, (some friend!) had been credited with leading the club to their first ever Champions League final.

He also oversaw their late surge for the league title, taking United down to the final day of the season before they were forced to settle for second place. Better than any manager at the club before? In the club's mind second place is just not good enough. Does that mean that all the clubs in the Premier League have failed as well, and will change their managers as well?

I wish Avram Grant all the best in the future and he can hold his head up high.


Anonymous said...

The word, loyality, was never ever part of the football mamagement thinking. Manager are like soldiers in the first world war just gun fodder.
Sven has a great first season for Man. City the best the club has known for several years yet he gets the chop.
It,s win evetything or you are a failure.
What do you think.

jonny on the ball said...

Thank you Annon (who ever you are)for you comment. Yes the manager must take some of the brunt sometimes if they do not perform. However, in this case their can only be one winner and it wasn't Chlesea. The players and the other management must also take critisim not just the manager/coach. Some of them should also go on that principal.